TRIMMINGS FOR YOUR HOME ____________________
New to the Vero Beach retail scene but not new to Vero, Trimmings Home Garden and Gifts offers a fresh perspective in its selection of fine antiques, original art, home and garden accessories, gifts and seasonal décor. Located beachside on Cardinal Drive, our selections include unique items that can provide warmth and individuality to the home.
Long time Vero resident and community volunteer, Linda Downey brings her retail and non-profit experience to this new venture. The former education director of Riverside Children’s Theatre, the education wing of Riverside Theatre, and many year force behind the popular Festival of Trees, Linda is a long time collector and student of antiques, especially Chinese Export and French Quimper. With her new venture, Trimmings, she has assembled a talented staff who are available to share their knowledge and expertise about traditional elements that can enhance today’s homes and the Florida lifestyle .
Celebrating The Seasons
Seasonal touches can enhance the home and Trimmings knows how to celebrate! Each season is marked in some way – fall décor and table accessories; Christmas ornaments, decor, centerpieces and the most unusual hostess gifts plus a fun December Open House; Valentines’ candy and gifts; Easter bunnies galore, baskets and even a visit by the Easter Bunny and our Flowers for Mom event for Mother’s Day.
Year round we display our curated selection of vintage Czech Mantel Trees. Trimmings is one of a handful of sources for these beautiful artifacts. Handmade by artisans in the 1940s and ‘50s in the part of Czechoslovakia known as Bohemia, the trees were intended as decorations for the fireplace mantel and are made from hand-cut crystals. The crystals became known as rhinestones as they are found near the Rhine River. The trees are very collectible due to their rarity and to the way the light reflects off the stones. Our Czech trees have become a Trimmings trademark!
Local Artists & Community
We are pleased to feature hand-crafted Nantucket Baskets by local weavers Andrea Molloy and Joan Pinney and a variety of local artists including Catherine White. In store events include basket making demonstrations and live painting exhibits. Check our Events Calendar for dates and times.
Trimmings is a part of the fabric of Vero Beach and is proud to support many local non-profits including Ballet Vero Beach, Quail Valley Charities, St. Edwards School, Hibiscus Children’s Center and the Vero Beach Museum of Art. Following Hurricane Dorian, Trimmings was pleased to commit 20% of its sales to the Red Cross for Bahamian Relief.
A LITTLE TRIMMINGS TRIVIA
Trimmings was always envisioned to provide something “extra” for the home but when one of our suppliers, Indigo Home Shop, brought this tidbit to our attention, we knew we had chosen an appropriate name!
19th C. British Slang: Trimmings – Secret drinking by women! Merchants in 19th C. England opened “refreshment rooms” in their establishments and marked down their lady-customer’s wine lunches as “Trimmings” in the bills sent to the husbands. Hence Trimmings became synonymous with secret drinking by women.
To go along with 19th C. tradition, Trimmings has founded a Vero Beach Trimmings Society – Sip and Shop events featuring specialty drinks and one night only discounts to attendees that are held several times a year.
Trimmings Birthday Club
As a thank you to our clientele, Trimmings Birthday Club offers a 20% discount card to customers to be used during their special birthday month. To receive a Birthday Discount fill out the provided form and return to Trimmings at least one month prior to birth date.
Some of our favorite specialty drinks featured at past Sip and Shop events include
- 4 oz. Processo
- 4 oz. Pink Lemonade (we like our local Natalie’s Pink Lemonade)
- Garnish of Fresh Strawberries
- ½ oz. Orange Liquor
- 3 oz. Cranberry Juice
- 3 oz. Prosecco
- 1 Bottle Rioja Red Wine
- ¼ C. Orange Liquor
- ½ C. Brandy
- Sliced Oranges, Limes, Apples, Blueberries
Cut the fruit and place in a pitcher. Add the liquor and brandy. Add the wine. Stir and cover. Rest in refrigerator overnight.
Before serving add 2 to 3 C. Sparkling Water.
Trimmings is located next to Chelsea’s Food Market at 3201 Cardinal Drive, Vero Beach. We are open Monday through Friday, 11 am to 5 pm and Saturdays, 11 am to 3 pm.
Bright tropical colors help blend traditional furnishings with contemporary accents at Trimmings. Featured are one of a kind American, English and Continental furniture pieces from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, or beautiful antique Asian, English or Continental porcelains and pottery. On the contemporary side, we have searched markets for unique items that will provide the needed accents for any home. Represented with lamps, accessories and table top are Dana Gibson Design, Vietri Italian Pottery, Jayes Studio, Indigo Home Shop, Napa Garden & Home, Susan Gordon Pottery and many more.
Opening in fall of 2019, Trimmings Garden Spot provides an expanded section of garden and patio accessories as well as a selection of containers and pots. This beachside source for both fresh and preserved plants provides seasonal accents to outdoor spaces.
Gifts for the home, hostess gifts, the hard to please man and even the special pet in your life! Included are personal and home fragrances, accessories, stationary and paper products, games, baby gifts, antique maps and original art. For their convenience, Trimmings offers clients the service of a gift registry to assist in tracking previous gifts to loved ones! Gift wrapping is available at no charge and our shipping department is beyond compare!
UPCOMING EVENTS AND LATEST HAPPENINGS
Thursday, February 10, 3 p.m. Valentine’s Day is coming! Learn how to make your at home dinner for two extra special with flowers. Trimmings will help you with instruction on making a simple Valentine’s Day centerpiece. Fee ($75) includes instruction, flowers and a...read more